Seed mixes

We provide a range of suggested seed mixes on our individual cultivar pages (e.g ryegrass, clover).

 

But we have developed two new seed mixes for those wanting a more diverse pasture.

High herb and clover mix

Introduction

  • This High herb and clover mix offer an increase in herb and clover content for farmers focussed on increasing legume content and slightly increased species diversity

 

Benefits

  • It has the densely tillered and high yielding Governor perennial ryegrass along with the persistence and increased production in dry conditions of Safin fine leaved cocksfoot
  • The high proportion of both red and white clovers supply different growth habits, high feed quality advantages, and nitrogen fixation.
  • The deep taproot of both Morrow red clover and 501 chicory will increase forage production and quality in dry conditions
  • Captain plantain and 501 chicory supplies pasture diversity for stock, but also the environmental benefits of lower N footprint

 

Sowing Rate

  • 30kg/ha = 1.2 bags/ha

 

Management Tips

  • With limited weed control options, more careful paddock choice is required to reduce the risk of perennial weeds becoming are present.
  • It is also important to have a well-prepared seed bed and weed control programme prior to sowing this
  • No specific differences from a standard mix, with regards to nutrient applications, however having a good base of soil nutrient status will aid with the performance of all the species.

 

This seed mix is available with treated seed only. Please order through your local seed retailer.

 

Seed Mix

Cultivar

Rate/kg

Governor perennial ryegrass

11

Safin fine leaved cocksfoot

4

Kotuku white clover

2

Weka white clover

2

Morrow MS red clover

4

501 chicory

1

Captain CSP plantain

1

Total

25kg Bag